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The reality of the Kardashian Kard

And this final note: Connecticut's attorney general is the latest to add his voice to a growing chorus warning kids against using the Kardashian Kard. That's Kard with a K. The reality TV stars launched their own prepaid debit cards a couple of months ago. They cost $99.95 a year and $7.95 a month after that. And the fees don't stop there. Personal finance guru Suze Orman went after the Kardashian Kard earlier this week. Today, Connecticut attorney general Richard Blumenthal said the card may violate state laws against predatory fees. That's a different kind of reality.

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Tess Vigeland is the host of Marketplace Money, where she takes a deep dive into why we do what we do with our money.

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